|1905||“NISHIUMI KINZO STORE” established by Kinzo Motobayashi.
Walking sticks and other import goods handled.
|1930||Katsuji Motobayashi assumed the president.
A factory of walking sticks established in Motomachi, Namihaya-ku.
|1954||Reorganized into a company limited in March.
Katsuji Motobayashi assumed the president.
|1958||A liaison office opened in Tokyo.|
|1961||A liaison office was upgraded to Tokyo branch, relocated from Nagasumi-cho, Taito-ku to Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku and new company building established.|
|1964||10th anniversary of establishment of MOTOBAYASHI CO.,LTD.
Awarded as “Contributor of Export” by Minister of International Trade and Industry.
|1968||Fukuoka sales branch opened.|
|1972||Shoichi Motobayashi assumed the president.|
|1974||New head quater building built in Minami Senba, Minami-ku, Osaka.|
|1977||Started a business as the sole agent for “CELINE” lighters.|
|1983||New office buliding of Tokyo branch built and relocated to the present office address, Ningyo-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku.
Original lighter “GARI GARI” developped and marketed.
|1987||Osaka headquater relocated to the present office address, Kita-Horie, Nichi-ku, Osaka and new office building built.|
|1990||Sponsoring “SUZUKA 8 HOURS” motor cycle race for 3 years from 1990.|
|1991||“SOUTH YARA” opened in the shopping mole in JR Osaka station.|
|1992||Shoichi Motobayashi assumed the chairman.
Yoshio Motobayashi assumed the president.
|1997||Tokyo branch renewed and expanded.
Paid-up capital increased to JPY69,600,000 by accepting the investment from Osaka Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co.,Ltd. (SBIC West Japan).
|2000||95th anniversary celebrated.
Yoshio Motobayashi assumed the chairman.
Shozo Motobayashi assumed the president.
|2005||100th anniversary celebrated.|
|2008||Shop opening of the first “quattro angori”. Select shop of bag and variety goods that selects mainly Italian factory brand “Orobianco”.|
|2010||Shozo Motobayashi assumed the chairman.
Shoji Motobayashi assumed the sixth president.